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2019-20 Schedule

All lectures are at 7:30 PM in O'Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building unless otherwise noted.

All events are free and open to the public.

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FALL 2019

Sep. 12 Oswald Schmitz
“The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene”

Bruce MacLaren Distinguished Lecture / Celebration of Science Week Keynote Address
Sep. 26

Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga
“Cultura, Testimonios, Art and Resistance: Responding to Crisis, Recovering from Trauma”

Hispanic Heritage Keynote Address


Jace Clayton
“Dancing Off-Balance”

Special Event in conjunction with the EKU First-Year Writing Program

Nov 7

Michael Sorrell
“Building Resilient Universities for Resilient People”

Nov 21

David Albright
“Building Resilience and Finding Balance: Mettle, Mindfulness and Veterans’ Mental Health”

Dec 4

Chip Colwell
Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Balancing the Rights of Native America in Reclaiming Their Heritage”

Native American Heritage Keynote Address


Jan. 21 -
Feb. 14

Chautauqua National Juried Art Exhibition
A juried exhibition on the theme, “Balance Resilience”
Fred Parker Giles Gallery, Campbell Building
Opening Reception, January 23, 2020 from 5-7 pm.
Exhibition runs from Jan 21 – Feb 15.

Feb 13 Toyin Falola
“Sustainable Development: African Perspectives”

Black History Month Keynote Address
Feb 19 (WED) Special Event, 7:00 PM
“Unlocking the Cage: Film and Discussion with Steven M. Wise”

Feb 27

Elaine McMillion Sheldon
“Documenting Appalachia: Recovery, Resilience, Renewal”
Mar. 5 Matthew Pianalto
Finding Time for Patience in a Busy World”
Mar. 26


Sara Egge
“Balancing the Vote and Exercising Citizenship: The Women’s Suffrage Movement 100 Years On”

Women’s History Month Keynote Address

Apr. 9


Morgan Marietta
“One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy”

Apr. 14 (TUE)


Jennifer Frey
“What is the Purpose of Life? Classical and Contemporary Answers”
4th Annual Ron Messerich Distinguished Lecture in Philosophy and Religion

Apr. 23


Ciaran O’Connor and John Wood, Jr. with Carolyn Dupont
“Better Angels: Balance and Virtue in American Political Debates”

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